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Lucia Prancha

Sebastião, O Fantasma

Fiction | hdv | couleur | 14:57 | Portugal, USA | 2014

Sebastian of Portugal disappeared in the battle of Alcácer Quibir and is often referred to as The Desired by the Portuguese. The people of Lençóis believe that the ghost of Sebastian of Portugal haunts their Brazilian island. Some see themselves as direct descendants of the king. They also believe that every first Friday of every month king Sebastian visits the beach in full armour and on his horse, and that a subterranean ouroboros will swallow the island some day. A group of people who inhabit the island of Lençóis on the Northeast of Brazil and their interest in the myth of D. Sebastião I (Sebastian of Portugal ­ 1554­-1578).

Lúcia Prancha (1985, Lisbon / Portugal) received a MFA from CalArts - California Institute for the Arts (2015). Lúcia explores the tensions between aesthetics, perception and politics rethinking historical and social episodes through installation, video and sculpture. Her work has been exhibited at the Serralves Foundation, Oporto, Portugal; Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Galeria Baginski, Lisbon, Portugal. In 2013, she was the recipient of a two-year Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Luso-American Foundation for Development (FLAD) Scholarship. Presently practicing in Los Angeles.